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Link Posted: 9/1/2011 1:45:08 PM EST
Anybody have any experience with the Blackhawk plate carriers, specifically this model:





Its the S.T.R.I.K.E. I'm thinking of picking one up but I've heard some things about other Blackhawk products that makes me a little weary of just picking this up
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 1:52:11 PM EST
Work in progress

Link Posted: 9/1/2011 2:09:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By AbleArcher:
Anybody have any experience with the Blackhawk plate carriers, specifically this model:

http://www.rsrgroup.com/pimages/BH32V401CT_1.jpg

http://www.rsrgroup.com/pimages/BH32V401CT_2.jpg

Its the S.T.R.I.K.E. I'm thinking of picking one up but I've heard some things about other Blackhawk products that makes me a little weary of just picking this up


Your pics are not showing up on my computer.  But I would get a TAG Banshee, WAY before getting anything Blackhawk as far a PCs goes.

Is the Blackhawk US made?

Link Posted: 9/1/2011 2:25:20 PM EST
Here is mine.

PIG (Tan) with multicam pouches

(2) EMDOM CQB M4 Pouches

(2) "X2R TACO" Double Rifle Magazine Pouch

(1) EMDOM Small Utili-Shingle Stackable Pocket

(1) Tactical Tailor Compass pouch (on the small Utili)

(1) Tactical Tailor Large Radio Pouch

(1) Medical IFAK

Backside

(1) PIG Hydration Carrier

I also put extra mags in their also


Love this setup...






Link Posted: 9/1/2011 3:33:49 PM EST


Those jungle boots look brand new!
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 3:47:15 PM EST





I hate those boots.



Did some work in them, and they ATE my feet.



 
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 6:03:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2011 6:03:50 PM EST by TOMTOM818]
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 6:19:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2011 6:21:00 PM EST by jinx667]
Is that the issued cummerbund for the SPC?
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 6:27:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aceecaus:


Those jungle boots look brand new!


Actually they are.  Ones I was issued in 1984 finally had to be put down.
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 6:32:11 PM EST
yep.
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 12:55:45 AM EST
TomTom what PC is that?
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 6:32:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By TOMTOM818:
yep.


Judging from the cut and staggered molle webbing upfront it looks like an EI SPC aka scaleable plate carrier.

Link Posted: 9/2/2011 9:12:12 AM EST
Would you guys recomend a woosatch-E with seperate pouches or the Wasatcha/Weesatch. I keep reading about how the Wa-Wee's slack up when mags are taken out, versus the Woosatch with seperate mag pouchs that stays tight. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 7:10:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By shiky:
TomTom what PC is that?



It is the Eagle SPC.
Link Posted: 9/20/2011 3:22:05 PM EST
My low profile/ vehicular movement setup.

Crye JPC with Ares Armor Combat XII pack









I wanted a system I could use slick or load it up a little bit and still wear under an oversized jacket so no dedicated hydration pouch or IFAK on the plate carrier itself, both are housed in the quick release pack.

My dismount patrol setup.

Eagle PC w/ cummerbund and Ares Armor Combat XII pack





My older setup that I needed to mod quite a bit to get what I wanted out of it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2011 3:30:32 PM EST
Not seeing the pics
Link Posted: 9/20/2011 3:55:38 PM EST
Yeah, something wrong with the Arf media server. I can see that they uploaded but it won't let me open them or show them.
Link Posted: 9/20/2011 11:07:02 PM EST




TAG Banshee, ESSTAC 3 mag wedge. Gotta get some KYWIs for it, and out to the range to test it out.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 12:37:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:59:41 PM EST



Originally Posted By shiky:


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/shiky22/fcfdad86.jpg



http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/shiky22/94d8b160.jpg



TAG Banshee, ESSTAC 3 mag wedge. Gotta get some KYWIs for it, and out to the range to test it out.


Let those shoulder straps out a bit, your liver isn't covered and your lungs start lower than you'd think. JMO.





 
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 2:43:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By bcauz3y:

Originally Posted By shiky:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/shiky22/fcfdad86.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s34/shiky22/94d8b160.jpg

TAG Banshee, ESSTAC 3 mag wedge. Gotta get some KYWIs for it, and out to the range to test it out.

Let those shoulder straps out a bit, your liver isn't covered and your lungs start lower than you'd think. JMO.

 


will do, thanks for the advice.
Link Posted: 10/2/2011 9:48:35 PM EST
New hotness:

Shellback Banshee
3x DD TACOs
Eagle dual M4 pouch
HSGI mini pouch
HSGI shoulder pads





Link Posted: 10/2/2011 9:57:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
New hotness:

Shellback Banshee
3x DD TACOs
Eagle dual M4 pouch
HSGI mini pouch
HSGI shoulder pads

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/dillsmod/P8070034.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/dillsmod/P8070035.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/dillsmod/P8070036.jpg


Awwwwwwww yeah!


I dig it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2011 5:28:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2011 5:28:41 PM EST by Blacktide]


I decided to go with the HSGI shoulder pads after I saw that the Shellback pads weren't out until november. I'm happy with them.

I replaced the HSGI utility pouch and 2 mags with a lower profile maxpedition pouch while using a warbelt.

The ATS mag pouch was replaced with an ITW fastmag which is great.
Link Posted: 10/6/2011 10:47:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/enderwood/pic3.jpg

I decided to go with the HSGI shoulder pads after I saw that the Shellback pads weren't out until november. I'm happy with them.

I replaced the HSGI utility pouch and 2 mags with a lower profile maxpedition pouch while using a warbelt.

The ATS mag pouch was replaced with an ITW fastmag which is great.


You copying me boy?

Were going to have basically the same setup lol. I have that TYR and source coming next week to boot...

I hate fastmags....take a look at the eagle FB pouches. They are open top with kydex sewn inside , I use two on my belt.

Link Posted: 10/7/2011 12:07:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/enderwood/pic3.jpg

I decided to go with the HSGI shoulder pads after I saw that the Shellback pads weren't out until november. I'm happy with them.

I replaced the HSGI utility pouch and 2 mags with a lower profile maxpedition pouch while using a warbelt.

The ATS mag pouch was replaced with an ITW fastmag which is great.


You copying me boy?

Were going to have basically the same setup lol. I have that TYR and source coming next week to boot...

I hate fastmags....take a look at the eagle FB pouches. They are open top with kydex sewn inside , I use two on my belt.





Great minds think alike I suppose - BUT you went with the TYR because of my post, right? lol.

At this point I'm happy with the fastmags, but I'll look at the FB's.
Link Posted: 10/7/2011 7:34:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
Originally Posted By Mattyvac:
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/enderwood/pic3.jpg

I decided to go with the HSGI shoulder pads after I saw that the Shellback pads weren't out until november. I'm happy with them.

I replaced the HSGI utility pouch and 2 mags with a lower profile maxpedition pouch while using a warbelt.

The ATS mag pouch was replaced with an ITW fastmag which is great.


You copying me boy?

Were going to have basically the same setup lol. I have that TYR and source coming next week to boot...

I hate fastmags....take a look at the eagle FB pouches. They are open top with kydex sewn inside , I use two on my belt.





Great minds think alike I suppose - BUT you went with the TYR because of my post, right? lol.

At this point I'm happy with the fastmags, but I'll look at the FB's.


Maybe I also wanted something from a smaller manufacturer and that didn't look like a box or a traditional hydro carrier.

Link Posted: 10/9/2011 5:40:02 PM EST
added another piece of gear to my closet.  I've only had it for a short while, but it's nice.  It doesnt have the padding that the SPC has, but its not bad.  very light, and pretty low profile.

Mayflower APC, s/m
SAPI plates, medium
Mayflower kangaroo M4 pouch
BFG 10 speed





Link Posted: 10/23/2011 11:44:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2011 6:00:53 PM EST




newer updated version of my PIG.
(L-R)- Tactical tailor 3mag pouch,  CAT,  3 TT single shingles,  Eagle single pistol/ gerber multi-tool/ light, IFAK.  small MSM admin pouch,  MED plates.

still very impressed with this plate carrier. the jam!
Link Posted: 10/26/2011 7:36:09 PM EST


Link Posted: 10/27/2011 7:23:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2011 7:37:44 PM EST by NCPatrolAR]




Paraclete HPC in woody cam with standard USGI 2 mag pouches
Link Posted: 10/27/2011 10:42:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:


Paraclete HPC in woody cam with standard USGI 2 mag pouches


That's pretty cool. Where do you find such a thing?

Also, where in NC was this? I have a hell of a time trying to find good places to shoot here...
Link Posted: 10/27/2011 1:33:37 PM EST
I want to swap my vest for a plate carrier. I've been trying to decide between the Eagle PC + cummerbund and the Mayflower APC. Now the Banshee looks good, especially for the price. The local store carries TT and a couple friends have the HEV and the LPAC but I want something different. I've check out all the reviews and YouTube videos on the plate carriers in question and it seems like a toss up. Any one have a direct comparison or any input on choosing one PC out of the others?
Link Posted: 10/27/2011 3:01:35 PM EST
Made some changes to my Banshee PC.



I also connected the c-bun to the carrier with shock cord rings to keep it from moving around too much but also allow stretch.

Link Posted: 10/29/2011 12:15:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2011 2:16:47 PM EST by AMMOTECH]



Condor MOPC ( Copy of LBT 6094 ??)
Level IIIA Soft inserts
Tactical Tailor Mag and Strobe pouches
IFAK: EMDOM USA  B.O.M.B
Knife: SOG Pentagon Mini



.
Link Posted: 10/29/2011 9:09:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2011 9:09:16 PM EST by Blacktide]
Originally Posted By AMMOTECH:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/AMMOTECH/STA73083.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/AMMOTECH/STA73084.jpg

Condor MOPC ( Copy of LBT 6094 ??)
Level IIIA Soft inserts
Tactical Tailor Mag and Strobe pouches
IFAK: EMDOM USA  B.O.M.B
Knife: SOG Pentagon Mini



.


How well does the knife attach to molle? Is it designed to or did you have to force it?
Link Posted: 10/29/2011 10:04:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Blacktide:
Made some changes to my Banshee PC.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/enderwood/pc1B.jpg

I also connected the c-bun to the carrier with shock cord rings to keep it from moving around too much but also allow stretch.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w72/enderwood/pc2.jpg




what is it like with a backpack with that hydration on the back?

you remove it if you are gonna wear a pack?
Link Posted: 10/29/2011 10:08:33 PM EST
I just remove the bladder. It doesn't take too long with the quick detach mouth piece.
Link Posted: 10/29/2011 10:32:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2011 10:33:38 PM EST by AMMOTECH]
Posted by Blacktide: "How well does the knife attach to molle? Is it designed to or did you have to force it?"


I used several zipties to lash a Tactical Tailor malice clip to the back. Two were tight the one in the middle was a little slack; this attched with no issues.

.
Link Posted: 10/31/2011 7:41:08 PM EST
Just remember I haven't even posted in my own thread

Link Posted: 10/31/2011 9:51:30 PM EST
just got the RRV, and like it much better than my EPC, so im in the process of building it up.

still up in the air whether i want to keep my IFAK the way it is or if i want a different pouch.
still want to add either a triple shingle under the BFG, or get the PIG inserts for the kangaroo pouch of the RRV.
contemplating finding a Spine MAP or just a MAP or other molle attachable pack. contemplating an eagle Yote.

Link Posted: 11/2/2011 12:36:23 AM EST

Link Posted: 11/2/2011 12:30:10 PM EST
Looking to get some side sapis in my eagle PC, using TAP Gammas III in the fr/rr. What sizes are you guys finding fits the best in the Eagle PC cummberbun slots? THis is a L/XL PC.
Link Posted: 11/2/2011 9:22:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/1/2011 12:04:22 AM EST by mach1laterzzstang]

Banshee by mach1laterzzstang, on Flickr
Link Posted: 11/2/2011 9:24:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By andytk5:
Looking to get some side sapis in my eagle PC, using TAP Gammas III in the fr/rr. What sizes are you guys finding fits the best in the Eagle PC cummberbun slots? THis is a L/XL PC.


the cummerbunds are the same, and are made to fit 6x6s, however ive used the issue 6x8 esapi plates in them but they stick up.
Link Posted: 11/2/2011 9:24:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By mach1laterzzstang:
[email=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6308012900/]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6108/6308012900_2687d845e7.jpg[/email]
BANSHEE by mach1laterzzstang, on Flickr


whered you get the plates from?
Link Posted: 11/2/2011 10:59:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2011 11:04:39 PM EST by Maguzi308]
Found these old photos of a custom HSGI plate carrier.  Trade or sold a couple years ago.







One of my first plate rigs with side plates.


Link Posted: 11/2/2011 11:05:10 PM EST
Lol you put it on an R2D2 pillow.
Link Posted: 11/2/2011 11:08:58 PM EST
My sons pillow.
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